Opinion: Jackie Simkins – Overseas RNs and partners both ‘essential’ workforce

Jackie Simkins, a Northland residential aged care manager, argues that overseas RNs and their partners should both be considered as essential for New Zealand.

Notifying Nursing Council of bullying findings not breach, court finds

The Employment Court recently upheld a DHB’s decision to report a nurse – who had bullied fellow nurses – to the Nursing Council despite the board and nurse involved having signed a confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement. By Hamish Kynaston and Jennifer Howes.

Three nurses honoured in 2018 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

A nurse who has championed Māori health for decades took out Health Volunteer for the year with other award winners including a Pacific nurse and a wound care nurse specialist.

Winter is here… and so is the flu

FIONA CASSIE talks to long-standing director of nursing Dr Jocelyn Peach about the good, the bad and the challenging of planning for the coming flu season in the country’s fastest growing and most expensive city.

Panel recommendations seeking to “immediately alleviate” nurses’ stress

A boost to workforce funding to “immediately alleviate” the stress of current nursing workloads is amongst the safe staffing recommendations made by the Independent Panel.

Leader takes Māori nursing case to the UN for third time

Setting an “aspirational” goal to boost Māori nursing numbers by 2028 without any funding or  workforce strategy is “unacceptable”, says NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku.

DHB nurses over-budget but understaffed, says NZNO

District health boards are employing more nurses than budgeted for – according to the latest statistics – but DHB budgets don’t reflect actual patient need, says the nurses’ union.

Research into growing Pacific nurse leaders

The reasons why so few Pasifika nurses are in leadership roles prompted a recent research project by a Pacific nurse leader in how to grow and develop more Pasifika nurse leaders. Pauline Fuimaono Sanders-Telfer, the...

Action plan launched to boost nursing’s ability to enhance Kiwi’s health

Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, , boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing. The...

Q & A with NP leader Mark Baldwin

Nursing Review asks NP Mark Baldwin, the chair of Nurse Practitioners New Zealand, about the recent evaluation report of the pilot NP ‘registrar’ training programme and also where to from here for developing the NP role.

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Sponsored: Practising in Prison – what’s it like to nurse behind...

It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).